Growing Carrot In Fish Tank

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I grew a carrot in my tank by putting a carrot in the water and it grew leaves after a few days. Has anyone else done it?
 

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That's a cool idea!
 

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I poured the water from the pwc's around my scrawny tomato plants and. .boom..they literally exploded w beautiful green foliage and lots of tomatoes . There's got to be something good in that water!!
 
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Bacalaotropic said:
I poured the water from the pwc's around my scrawny tomato plants and. .boom..they literally exploded w beautiful green foliage and lots of tomatoes . There's got to be something good in that water!!
I did that too with some houseplants and they grew much better after that. Maybe I should try it with the plants I grow outside too.
 

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Try it. It did the same for the sweet potato foliage, even my plantain is beginning to bear fruit . Some people here in the tropics have tilapia ponds just for the water.
 

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With fruit/flower bearing plants, would you need to keep the plant and therefore the tank, in sunlight for the best growth? Why I ask is because I like this idea but not enough to actually risk algae outbreak
 

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I, personally, wouldn't put anything in the tank except aquarium plants, but the water from the pwc's definitely willgo to my garden.
 
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Swlws said:
With fruit/flower bearing plants, would you need to keep the plant and therefore the tank, in sunlight for the best growth? Why I ask is because I like this idea but not enough to actually risk algae outbreak
Sunlight would be best but I think an aquarium light that has about 6000k can grow them too. My tank gets indirect sunlight a few hours every day and that is enough to grow the carrot and other plants that are above the tank.
 

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This makes me want to stick a carrot in all of my tanks. I accidentally bought a bag of carrots the other day thinking I had run out. Now I have two bags of carrots... Tempted to try this.
 
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This makes me want to stick a carrot in all of my tanks. I accidentally bought a bag of carrots the other day thinking I had run out. Now I have two bags of carrots... Tempted to try this.
You should try it. It grew much faster than potatoes and sweet potatoes that I tried.
 

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abarb said:
You should try it. It grew much faster than potatoes and sweet potatoes that I tried.
How did you secure the carrot to the side of the tank? I'm imagining a heater suction cup with the carrot stuck where the heater would be.
 
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How did you secure the carrot to the side of the tank? I'm imagining a heater suction cup with the carrot stuck where the heater would be.
I used one of those plastic things that small plants are in (with rock wool) and a suction cup from an old thermometer. I put the bottom of the carrot in it.
 

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well i have notaced people like putting there veggies in tanks to watch them grow. kids this is how to get rid of your veggies
 

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I have a ton of pothos in my filter, and do use the water in my garden, so I guess this is a logical step Just watch for root rot, since I don't think carrots are meant to be submerged long-term.
 

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Aquaponics!
 
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Does anyone know if ginger can be grown in water?
 

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Does the carrot help with nitrates like the potato is supposed to? I tried the potato but the eyes just got moldy, didn't grow roots...I have nitrates in my tap and no real plants in the tank so I'm tryin to find somethin easy to help my problem
 
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Does the carrot help with nitrates like the potato is supposed to? I tried the potato but the eyes just got moldy, didn't grow roots...I have nitrates in my tap and no real plants in the tank so I'm tryin to find somethin easy to help my problem
Probably. It grew very quickly too. Buying a carrot that already has some leaves will probably make it grow even faster.
 

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Probably. It grew very quickly too. Buying a carrot that already has some leaves will probably make it grow even faster.
Do roots grow in the water too?
 
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JamieLu said:
Do roots grow in the water too?
Yes they grew very quickly
 
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